Factors influencing dispersal by flight of the pea leaf weevil

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Maya Evenden
Institution: University of Alberta
Total WGRF Funding: $38,058
Co-Funders: Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, Results Driven Agriculture Research
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 2 Years

Determine flight capacity and dispersal ability of pea leaf weevil during spring and fall. Measure abiotic conditions (light and temperature) and host plant volatiles' effect on weevil flight capacity and dispersal ability. Determine metabolites used by weevils during active dispersal. Determine energy use effect during flight on subsequent reproductive potential.